‘Jersey Shore’ Star JWoww Shares Sweet Video Of Son Practicing Colors After His Autism Diagnosis

by Kim Wong-Shing
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Last month, Jenni “JWoww” Farley revealed that her 2-year-old son Greyson had been diagnosed with autism.

On Saturday, the Jersey Shore star shared a video of Greyson adorably practicing his colors. Her estranged husband, Roger Mathews, also shared a similar video.

In Jenni’s video, Greyson confidently repeats after his mama: “Red!… Yellow!… Blue!”

“The way he says yellow makes my heart explode,” the 32-year-old reality star captioned the video.

Meanwhile, in Roger’s video, Greyson named the colors of his red, yellow, and blue plastic balls before pushing them through the holes of a wooden toy.

“The sky is the limit for this kid,” Roger, 43, wrote. “Red, Yellow, Blue.”

Jenni revealed that her son hadn’t started speaking yet on an August episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. In November, the mom of two told Hollywood Life that Greyson has been making a lot of progress thanks to early intervention and speech therapy.

“He’s made leaps and bounds when it comes to speech,” she said, explaining that her son added several colors to his vocabulary in just a couple weeks. “I’m like a proud mom over here.”

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Jenni and Roger have two children together, daughter Meilani, 4, and son Greyson, 2.

In August, Jenni mentioned on Jersey Shore: Family Vacation that Greyson hadn’t started to speak and was attending therapy three times a week.

Last month, she revealed the reason behind Greyson’s speech development: He has autism.

“Greyson, he was recently diagnosed with autism,” the 32-year-old mom told Hollywood Life.

“He has co-therapies [every] week but we’re going to step it up a notch soon and get him ABA treatments, speech therapy.”

A few days ago, Jenni opened up about Greyson’s diagnosis on social media. She posted a photo of Greyson with his new ABA therapist from We Care Autism Services.

“He’s been in early invention for over six months now and doing amazing,” she wrote.

Jenni’s son has been making a lot of progress with his speech, and last weekend, she showed her fans some of that progress first-hand.

She posted an adorable video of her son practicing some important words: his colors.

“He’s made leaps and bounds when it comes to speech,” Jenni told Hollywood Life.

“He’s understanding words better which was his issue. Not that he couldn’t speak, but he would never know what his shoe is or if you said, ‘Greyson,’ he actually didn’t even know his name at one point until he was a little over two.”

“So now that he’s understanding simple words, he’s come so far,” she added.

Colors are one of Greyson’s new specialties.

“He only did ‘blue’ for a year and within the last two weeks he knows green, yellow, red, white and he’s [doing sign language] so much more,” JWoww said. “I’m like a proud mom over here.”

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Roger posted a similar video of another one of Greyson’s practice sessions, this time using plastic balls.

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The sky is the limit for this kid. Red, Yellow, Blue.

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Jenni’s fans love that she and Roger are being so open and honest about Grey’s journey. As the comments on her video show, a ton of other moms are going through similar things.

“Us autism mamas need to stick together,” one woman commented.

Because moms like Jenni — and kids like Greyson — aren’t alone.

Jenni’s post also meant a lot to professionals who work in the autism field, like this ABA therapist.

What colors will Greyson learn next? As Roger put it, “The sky is the limit for this kid.”